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Can you believe the costs of gas? If we have to pay a lot to use our cars, let’s at least get rewarded for it! Here are the best credit cards to use when paying for gas! Citi Premier Card The Citi Premier Credit Card is a transferable points card that earns ThankYou points. We […]

Delta Airplane

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Let’s talk about Delta Airlines and their credit cards. Personally, I really like Delta. Their seats are super comfortable and I like to use them so I can use the Delta SkyClub Lounges! I get to visit Delta Sky Clubs anytime I fly Delta thanks to my American Express Platinum card. Delta Airlines’ frequent flyer […]

White hotel with blue water in front of it

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We’ve talked before about how we keep our hotel credit cards that come with free night certificates each year because we can book a room for at least double the cost of the annual fee. Our hotel cards are credit cards that we don’t mind paying an annual fee for. Let’s go over how to […]

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Citibank sponsors several credit cards. If you shop at Costco, you may use their Citibank Costco card to get 2% back each year on your purchases there. They also sponsor some American Airlines cards. Today we are talking all about their cards that earn Citi ThankYou Points. Like Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership […]

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  Today I want to talk to you about my favorite American Express Credit Card. Here’s my review of the Platinum Card® from American Express. This card has an annual fee of $695! That scares a lot of people off but is honestly my favorite credit card and will always be in my wallet. Let’s […]

Overwater bungalows over green-blue water

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Question. Do you know what one of the most aspirational travel destinations is?  Where do many of our readers dream of a travel hacked vacation? The answer is the Maldives, a series of islands off the coast of India. It is known for over the water bungalows, white sand, and crystal clear turquoise water. Sound […]

Sand and Turquoise Ocean

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You’ve filled out the credit card application and your breath is held now – will they approve you? It doesn’t matter how many cards I’ve applied for, I still love/hate the anticipation of finding out if I am instantly approved! Here are some things you can do to increase your odds of a credit card […]

Man and Woman holding toddler hand on beach

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Raising a family can be expensive! Groceries, healthcare, gas, activities,  clothes, etc., etc., etc.! You might as well be rewarded for the things you have to pay for anyway! That’s where those credit card welcome offers come in handy. We love to earn the points on those big welcome offers so we don’t have to pay […]

Kaylee's family in Disneyland using points

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In August 2019, reader Kaylee and her family went on a Disneyland vacation using points. Kaylee was able to get free flights for her family of 7 and paid just a small amount for her 6-night hotel stay! Keep reading to see how she did it.   Kaylee’s Disneyland Vacation on Points We were planning […]

Pink Castle

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We love to share reader’s success stories with each of you! They are inspiring to us and others and let people know that travel hacking really works. Here’s a story from one of our Instagram readers, Brittany. She travel hacked a trip to Disney World to really save costs.   Travel Hack to Disney World […]

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Hi, I’m Samantha from almostfreetraveling.com, an expert on travel hacking to Disneyland using points and miles. Today we’re looking at four different ways to use credit card bonuses to purchase Disney park tickets on points.    Citi Premier Let’s start with our favorite, most lucrative way- Citi offers 80,000 Citi Thankyou Rewards Points as a welcome […]

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For all of you Disney lovers out there, this is the reader success story for you! Joy has used points and miles for numerous trips to their parks. There is nothing like visiting the happiest place on earth! Thanks, Joy for sharing your reader success story about using points and miles for Disney!   Disney […]

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Marriott has announced some new changes to its award programs. We have good news and we have bad news. Let’s go over Marriott’s new changes.   The Good News The good news is that their annual night certificate expiration dates have been extended until June 30, 2022. I was hurrying to use a couple and […]

Beach scene with large rocks in background

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It is no surprise that we love Chase Ultimate Rewards! We are always trying to get more of them so we can book a great Hyatt stay like our recent Hyatt Ziva and Zilara all-inclusive stays. A great credit card that gives us Ultimate Rewards is the Chase Freedom Flex Credit Card. We love the Freedom […]

capital one venture credit card

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The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card has become a very popular credit card for reward travel. It is a great card for beginner travel hackers and offers a huge amount of flexibility in how you can redeem your miles. The easiest way to use your Venture Miles is towards statement credits on travel purchases. […]

Green and White plane in the sky

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Okay, so you’ve earned some points/miles and now you are ready to book a flight. How do you do that? This is one of the things that confuses most beginners. Let’s go over the steps we usually use for booking award flights with points/miles.   Airline Site If you’ve earned miles from a particular airline-branded […]

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  Did you know that you can get a free night stay on your already free award night redemptions? Talk about the icing on the cake!! There are three major hotel chains that offer free hotel nights on award redemptions. You need to know this because how horrible would it be to book a four-night […]

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Recently, the rumor mill said that Hyatt was going to have a luxury card come out. It turned out that didn’t happen. However, the news that Hyatt launched a new business credit card is not a rumor. For those of you wanting more Hyatt points and not wanting to go over your 5/24 status, this […]

Snow covered mountains with green grass and blue water

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We love, love, love the following reader success story. It comes from our youngest travel hacker and shows some great ingenuity. This 12-year-old is going places! And for nearly free! Here’s the story that his mom sent into us: Colin’s Success Story Our twelve-year-old son Colin, who coincidentally wants to be a United Airlines pilot, […]

woman swimming in pool at kauai resort

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This post contains referral links. If you apply and are approved we may earn bonus points. Thanks in advance if you do!  There are four Marriott Bonvoy credit cards that allow you to earn points towards stays within the Marriott Bonvoy program. Two of these cards are issued by Chase Bank and two are issued […]

Delta Airplane

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This post contains affiliate or referral links. If you apply for any cards and are approved, we may be compensated. This is at not extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!   Updating this post d/t the new limited-time high bonus offers out on some of the Delta personal and business […]

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